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Leah Langsdorf

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The Difference Between LCD and OLED Displays (and Why You Should Care)

Feb 5, 2019 9:11:00 AM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Optoelectronics

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If you’re in the market to purchase a television, a mobile phone or any other device with a display, one of the buzzwords you’ll likely hear is OLED, or organic light emitting diode.

Displays based on OLED technology are fundamentally different than those based on liquid crystal display (LCD) technology.

Below, we uncover the differences between the two types of displays and the applications of each.

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3 Types of Photopolymer Industry Applications

Jan 22, 2019 9:58:26 AM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Semiconductor Materials, Applications

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According to ScienceDirect, “Photopolymerization is a technique that uses light (visible or ultraviolet) to initiate and propagate a reaction to form a linear or cross-linked polymer structure.”

It’s a significant area of focus for researchers and developers, as it allow for production of materials with customized properties.

In microelectronics, for example, scientists are able to manipulate the physical properties of polymer networks to improve adhesion and solvent resistance by exposing the material to light sources.

If you think that’s impressive, continue reading for three other interesting photopolymerization applications.

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What You Need to Know About Polynorbornenes

Dec 18, 2018 11:08:08 AM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Semiconductor Materials

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Unlike polyimides, polynorbornenes don’t involve a high temperature cure to increase glass transition temperature (Tg). 

This low cure temperature makes it an attractive candidate for next-generation technologies, such as wearables.

Interested in learning more? Read on to uncover the top two things you should know about polynorbornenes.

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What are Functionalized Norbornenes?

Dec 4, 2018 1:32:55 PM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Semiconductor Materials

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The microelectronics industry is undergoing a transformation. 

Today’s engineers are challenged to create lighter and thinner designs with high-performing components that meet the requirements of specific applications. 

According to Functionalized Polynorbornene Dielectric Polymers: Adhesion and Mechanical Properties, “Polynorbornenes exhibit the key performance criteria for these demanding applications.” However, an un-functionalized polynorbornene exhibits poor adhesion to common substrate materials used in integrated circuits.

This is where functionalization comes in.

But first, what is a norbornene? What is a polynorbornene? Continue reading below to find out.

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3 Must-See Speakers at the 2018 IDTechEx Show!

Nov 6, 2018 12:39:42 PM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Trade Shows

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Conference season is in full swing. With so much to do and see, attending a conference or trade show can be overwhelming if you don’t have a schedule in place.

To prepare you for one of our favorite conferences, IDTechEx Show!, we took a look at the schedule and spotlighted a few must-see sessions.

With over 250 speakers covering market trends, you won’t want to miss out on this exciting opportunity to connect emerging technologies with global brands, including Promerus.

Planning to attend? Take a look at our list of speakers we’re looking forward to hearing from at the conference.

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Unlock Your Competitive Advantage: How to Tailor the Properties of Semiconductor Materials for Your Next Project

Oct 9, 2018 8:54:40 AM / by Leah Langsdorf

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The semiconductor industry produces some of the world’s most advanced products. 

Thanks to advances in research and development, the industry is well positioned to serve as a leader in technological innovation. 

Yet, competition is at an all-time high, as manufacturers strive to create products that are lighter, thinner and more advanced than ever before.

In the arms race for cutting-edge technology, tailored semiconductor properties can give you a leg up on your competitors.

We explain how to unlock your competitive advantage in a volatile industry below.

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State of the Semiconductor Industry: Here’s What You Need to Know

Sep 11, 2018 1:50:15 PM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Semiconductor Materials

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Classified as one of America’s top export industries, the U.S. semiconductor market is ever-growing, with total sales just shy of $190 billion in 2017.

From operating air conditioners to improving automobiles, semiconductors enable the systems that support our everyday life. Despite breakthroughs, often the first rush of disruptive technologies is followed by years of development, refinement and experimentation.

Below, we provide an overview of the semiconductor market and identify the top three innovations making a big impact on semiconductor companies now and in the future.

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Semiconductor Materials: What Product Customization Means and How to Leverage It

Aug 14, 2018 4:29:47 PM / by Leah Langsdorf posted in Semiconductor Materials

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Did you know the properties of semiconductor materials are customizable? Just like many other industrial products, the materials used in microelectronics can be tailored for specific purposes.

To help you understand the difference between standard and customized products, continue reading below.

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